Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew is made with tender chunks of stew meat, tons of vegetables and a tasty, rich broth making this easy beef stew recipe the perfect slow cooker comfort food.
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Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew is made with tender chunks of stew meat, tons of vegetables and a tasty, rich broth making this easy beef stew recipe the perfect slow cooker comfort food.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 682.8
Author: Heather - A Wicked Whisk

Ingredients

Stew Meat Dredge

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Beef Stew

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds stew meat or chuck roast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 large russet potatoes cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 4 large carrots cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 32 ounces beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • To make this Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe, start by adding vegetable oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat and adding flour and dredge seasonings to a medium sized bowl.  
  • Toss your stew meat chunks in the flour and then move to the heated skillet and cook your meat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. until browned on all sides. You want to cook your meat in a single layer in the skillet so you may need to split the stew meat into to cooking batches. 
  • Once cooked, move the stew meat to your slow cooker along with your onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, tomato paste, beef broth, worchestershire and spices. Cover and cook on Low for 7 - 8 hours or on High for 4 hours. 
  • Scoop out 3/4 cup of the broth and whisk in the cornstarch. Pour back into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook for another 20 - 30 minutes on High to thicken the sauce and then garnish with fresh parsley and serve up with good, crusty bread.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 682.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.8g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 31.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 3049.6mg | Potassium: 1572.6mg | Fiber: 6.9g | Sugar: 7.1g | Vitamin A: 4635IU | Vitamin C: 58.8mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 6.1mg